Scott Loomis: Native American Style Flutemaker

About Scott

Scott has a unique distinction in the world of Native American Flutes. His instruments, due to their use in movie sound tracks, television and radio advertising and popular television programs, have likely been heard by a larger audience than that of any other flute maker. Scott's instruments, Wind's Song Flutes, have been featured in the sound tracks of 500 Nations, The Way West, The Scarlet Letter, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and numerous television commercials.

Because of their beautiful tone and performance precision, Wind's Song Flutes are sought after by many exacting artists such as the London Philharmonic. The flutes appear on the recordings of Mark Holland, Douglas Spotted Eagle, Gary Stroutsos, Jeff Ball, Nina Spiro, Sky Walkinstik-Man-Alone, Dennis Sizemore, Samuel Kurz, and many others.
At home in Wimer, Oregon
Scott with John del Nero, Warner and Debbie Austin

The purity and simplicity of Scott's instruments reflect his deep love of Native American tradition. Other owners of Wind's Song Flutes include Marlon Brando, Rebecca DeMornay, Dennis Quaid, Lou Adler, Sean Penn and Jack Nicholson.

Scott began making Native American style flutes in 1990, after nearly 15 years as a highly successful furniture and cabinetmaker. Although perfectionism and attention to detail may be out of fashion, Scott brings these important qualities to his work every day.

Add to this his limitless curiosity and a good deal of tinkering that happens in Scott's Oregon shop. Scott is constantly experimenting with new improvements to enhance the already clear tones of his flutes.

Although Scott also plays the Native American flute, he rarely does so publicly and leaves performance to others. Scott was born in Puerto Rico but traces his heritage to Tennessee and the Carolinas. Scott's other pursuits included several years of high school teaching, coaching track and field and volleyball and maintaining his 28-acre conifer forest on Evans Creek, a tributary to the Rogue River. Scott is an avid gardener, wine enthusiast and 49er football fan.
In the Shop
At his son's wedding

Scott lives in Wimer with his wife Linda (occupation: high school principal), a bevy of dogs (occupation: deer and raccoon spooking) and one lonesome Araucana hen (occupation: laying blue eggs). Their two thirty-something children, Jacob (occupation: Yahoo! exec) and Brandy (occupation: MercyCorps Central Asia director), live in California and Tajikistan respectively.

     Read more in John Sarantos' interview with Scott for the International Native American Flute Association (INAFA) Journal in 1999.
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